Florida Orange Marinated Shrimp Salt Blocks Recipe

March 22, 2017 by Newsroom Editor

Florida Orange Marinated Shrimp Salt Blocks Recipe


  • 18 head-on Shrimp, U-7
  • 1 ½ cups Florida Orange Juice
  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ½ cup sweet soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 bunch Thai basil, coarsely chopped
  • 4 Thai chiles, seeded, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, minced

For Garnish

  • 18 Florida Orange Slices, if desired
  • 9 stalks lemongrass, cut in half, if desired
  • 18 dill sprigs, if desired


  • 6 salt bricks*

*Salt bricks can be purchased online.

Lay shrimp on their back; score the shell between the fins with a paring knife.  Combine remaining ingredients and place in a zipper-sealed plastic bag. Add shrimp to Florida Orange Juice mixture; seal tightly and refrigerate overnight.  Place salt bricks on rack in oven. Preheat oven to 350° F.  Remove shrimp from Florida Orange Juice mixture. Place shrimp on salt brick and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until done, turning over while cooking. Note:  Salt bricks will become very hot; handle very carefully.

Serving Suggestion:  Remove head from shrimp. Place Florida Orange Slices on serving plates. Cut lemon grass stalks in half; skewer cooked shrimp with lemon grass. Garnish with dill sprigs, if desired.